Broken baby Skyrmions

  title={Broken baby Skyrmions},
  author={Juha J{\"a}ykk{\"a} and Martin Speight and Paul Sutcliffe},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences},
  pages={1085 - 1104}
The baby Skyrme model is a (2+1)-dimensional analogue of the Skyrme model, in which baryons are described by topological solitons. We introduce a version of the baby Skyrme model in which the global O(3) symmetry is broken to the dihedral group DN. It is found that the single soliton in this theory is composed of N partons that are topologically confined. The case N=3 is studied in some detail and multi-soliton solutions are computed and related to polyiamonds, which are plane figures composed… 

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